David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

Ways to Connect

(Airs 10/15 @ 6 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about President Trump’s threats to NBC’s broadcast license and the threat to free speech, whether the media helped Harvey Weinstein lure his prey and smear his accusers, what happened to Megun Kelly at NBC, your letters and much more.

(Airs 10/13/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New Yorkers will decide in November whether to strip state officials convicted of a felony of their pensions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the other ballot question this November … to hold or not hold a constitutional convention, and environmental advocates react to the announcement that the EPA will rescind fmr Pres Obama’s clean power plan.

(Airs 10/12/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz

(Airs 10/12/17)  A December 2013 encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with James Reston Jr., Author of The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and The Real Target in Dallas.

(Airs 10/8 & 10/9/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about a listener letter about Anderson Cooper and Rutgers University, accounting for a reporter’s biases, the 2nd Amendment and a letter about not letting journalists equate it with the right for citizens to own a gun.

(Airs 10/6/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo may call a special session to deal with threatened funding cuts from Washington, Our Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo touting NY’s Safe Act in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and we’ll talk to the new Chancellor of the 64 campus SUNY System.

(Airs 10/05/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Gary Pudup, Western New York Regional Director for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

(A 2013 encore interview) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. David Nasaw, Author of the New York Times best-selling book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

(Airs 10/1 & 10/2/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about whether journalists should call the President racist, Jimmy Kimmel and the politics of late night television, your letters and much more.

(Airs 9/29/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam’s federal corruption convictions are overturned, Our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the second conviction overturned under the term of federal prosecutor Preet Bhararra, and drones are being sent across the state to help with the environment, conservation and emergency response efforts.

(Airs 9/28/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Lee Miringoff, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion's Marist Poll.

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WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation with Academy Award Winning Actor, Producer and Activist Richard Dreyfuss.

(Airs 9/24 & 9/25) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Associate Editor of the Albany Times Union Mike Spain. On this week’s Media Project, they talk about whether information overheard during a conversation at a public restaurant is fair game for journalists, the new muscle paragraph, and, in order to avoid media bias, should news organizations lift the veil?

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo taking steps to protect consumers from massive data breaches, WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock in conversation with New York State GOP Chair Ed Cox who was just re-elected head of the state Republican party, and New York state mandates county government's find ways to consolidate.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with newly re-elected New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore airing of a July 2013 In Conversation interivew between WAMC's Alan Chartock and Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election Amid the Storm.

(Airs 9/17 @ 9/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about whether it’s right for journalists covering a hurricane to stand in harm’s way, how reporter’s actually did their work during the hurricane, Rush Limbaugh claims Irma to be fake news, and Facebook and the line between real reporting and fake news.

(Airs 9/15/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the largest repair project ever begins on the so-called bypass tunnel across the Hudson, and it’s the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York where the capital was considered the bastion of the suffrage movement.

(Airs 9/14/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock, speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 9/14/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jaap Penraat (who died in 2006), a Dutch Gentile who saved over 400 Jews in Amsterdam during WWII. This conversation was originally recorded in 2001.

(9/10 & 9/11/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about when journalists pay for stories, why many editors, publishers and broadcast CEO’s lose friends, not being beholden to members of non-profit radio, and much more.

(Airs 7/8/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The NY Immigration Coalition rallies in support of DACA in front of NY Republican Congressman Faso’s office, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on state Assembly Republican Minority Kolb exploring a run for Governor, and at a recent Senate hearing, the state health commissioner is grilled over whether NY is doing enough to fight tick-borne illness.

(Airs 9/07/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

An encore August, 2016 In Conversation with WAMC’S Alan Chartock and Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

(Airs 9/3 & 9/4) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about a listener letter about why traditional journalism isn’t trusted, the dangers of live TV, coverage of First Lady Melania Trump’s footwear, and much more.

(Airs 9/1/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: there’s a controversial proposal to let charter school teachers have fewer qualifications than public school teachers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the new name of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and a new coalition launches and effort to gather information people affected by PFOA water contamination.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with J.P. Miller, Publisher of Empire Report New York.

(Airs 8/31/17 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Amherst Democrat and Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

(Airs 8/27/17 @ 2p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: officials in NY and several states call for the removal of statues and monuments and other symbols associated with the Confederate States Of America, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor shooting down NYC Mayor de Blasio’s millionaires’ tax plan to fund the MTA, and school children in the state see their common core related test scores inching up.

A special encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away in 2016, and did hard time in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Loet went on to become Chief Executive Officer of the Hill & Knowlton public relations firm. Alan speaks with Loet about his book Long Way Back To The River Kwai: A Harrowing True Story Of Survival In World War II.

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